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Railway Transportation

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  • North Dakota Legislature OKs state-run rail safety program

    The North Dakota Legislature on Monday approved funding for a state-run rail safety pilot program intended to supplement federal oversight of oil train traffic. A House-Senate conference committee had been deadlocked for several days about the proposal,...
  • Rolling pipeline raises concerns for Aurora, Naperville, Elgin leaders

    Rolling pipeline raises concerns for Aurora, Naperville, Elgin leaders
    As Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner watches mile-long trains of black tank cars full of crude oil from North Dakota roll through the heart of Illinois' second-biggest city, he wonders what would happen if they would derail, start to burn and even explode. One...
  • Rail cars blow off bridge during severe storms in Louisiana

    Rail cars blow off bridge during severe storms in Louisiana
    High winds blew rail cars off the Huey P. Long Bridge and more than 200,000 homes and businesses lost power Monday morning as a line of severe thunderstorms moved across southeast Louisiana. Five rail cars carrying six to eight freight containers fell...
  • OSHA fines Rochelle rail car manufacturer $19,550

    OSHA fines Rochelle rail car manufacturer $19,550
    An Illinois rail car manufacturing plant that has received millions of dollars in grants, training funds and tax incentives from state and local governments, was fined $19,550 for exposing workers to dangerous conditions. The Occupational Safety and...
  • CSX delivers 11 percent more 1Q profit by controlling costs

    CSX Corp.'s first-quarter profit grew 11 percent as it benefited from lower fuel costs, and the railroad announced plans Tuesday to repurchase $2 billion of stock. CSX reported $442 million in net income, or 45 cents per share, in the first quarter....
  • Gary/Chicago International Airport runway expansion still on track

    Gary/Chicago International Airport runway expansion still on track
    The Gary/Chicago International Airport is putting some of the finishing touches on its runway expansion project as it remains on schedule for a June 25 opening. The $174.1 million runway project sought to add 1,900 feet to the existing 7,000-foot...
  • Bill to study crude oil shipments in Maryland stalled in Senate

    Bill to study crude oil shipments in Maryland stalled in Senate
    A bill that would have required the Maryland Department of the Environment to study the risks of increasingly common crude oil rail shipments through the state has stalled in the Senate after passing in the House, and will not move forward. The Senate...
  • Union Pacific 1Q profit grows 6 percent but volume slows

    Union Pacific's first-quarter profit improved 6 percent but fell short of expectations as railroad shipping volume slowed 2 percent on weak coal demand and a labor dispute at West Coast ports. The Omaha, Nebraska, company reported $1.15 billion in net...
  • Man killed by train in Denbigh area identified

    Man killed by train in Denbigh area identified
    Update - 9:30 a.m.: Newport News Police identified the man struck and killed by a train Monday night as 24-year-old Stanley Bernard Smith, Jr., of Newport News. Police got the call that a man had been hit by a CSX train near the Denbigh Boulevard...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    Journal & Courier, Lafayette. April 18, 2015. New promises for the Hoosier State You might have to read between the lines to gauge the new expectations for the Hoosier State, the passenger rail line that stops four days a week in Lafayette on runs...
  • Amtrak train strikes vehicle in Suffolk

    Amtrak train strikes vehicle in Suffolk
    A wreck involving an Amtrak train and an unoccupied vehicle Saturday night in Suffolk remains under investigation by police, according to a city news release. Emergency dispatchers received a call around 10:51 p.m. regarding a wreck that occurred at the...